Wednesday, October 18, 2017

"Why Whales Are Back In New York City" by Rajiv Mohabir

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After a century, humpbacks migrate
again to Queens. They left
due to sewage and white froth


banking the shores from polychlorinated-
biphenyl-dumping into the Hudson
and winnowing menhaden schools.


But now grace, dark bodies of song
return. Go to the seaside—


Hold your breath. Submerge.
A black fluke silhouetted
against the Manhattan skyline.


Now ICE beats doors
down on Liberty Avenue
to deport. I sit alone on orange


A train seats, mouth sparkling
from Singh’s, no matter how
white supremacy gathers


at the sidewalks, flows down
the streets, we still beat our drums
wild. Watch their false-god statues


prostrate to black and brown hands.
They won’t keep us out
though they send us back.


Our songs will pierce the dark
fathoms. Behold the miracle:


what was once lost
now leaps before you.

Aussie Fly Fisher - Fly Fishing Blue Mountains Australia

Would love to go.

7-Year-Old Girl - Fly Fishing Talent

Wonderful kid.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Back to Back

Two back to back trips to Yellowwood a couple weeks ago. The fishing was still slow, but the satisfaction level was high.